Personal, Professional & Leadership Development

Self-Care – Why we need to do it!

Anyone who works with children has found themselves mumbling to themselves. We ask ourselves, “Why”? On those days I find myself thinking, “I’m just getting too old for this”? But, what is “this”? Working with children is hard work and stressful. You sit in your classroom with ten little people who are still learning what… Continue reading Self-Care – Why we need to do it!

Learning Environments & Curriculum

It’s Dragon Appreciation Day!

Do you like dragons? I do – and I haven’t met a child that didn’t! Today is a day to celebrate the Dragon! So just how DO you appreciate a dragon? Start the day with your morning circle and ask the children, who likes dragons? Ask them to tell you what a dragon is – … Continue reading It’s Dragon Appreciation Day!

Human Growth & Development

What do you need? A trainer’s quest…

I wrote a similar post in August, 2018 – but it’s amazing to me how many people simply don’t understand. I still keeping hearing many misconceptions! So here it is again – different words, same idea.  Developmentally Appropriate! I’m poling as many people and groups as I can to find out what kind of training… Continue reading What do you need? A trainer’s quest…

Celebrations · Learning Environments & Curriculum

Thanksgiving Activities (and books!)

Thanksgiving is almost here! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. I’m sure most everyone already has most of their activities planned for this holiday and here are some more ideas!       Have a family potluck – Invite families to bring a dish to share with your class that is… Continue reading Thanksgiving Activities (and books!)